Private Seed Producer at a glance

Ethiopia has an emerging sector of private seed producers. The ISSD programme aims to strengthen seed producers by supporting them in their development of seed business skills, business mindsets and business linkages. In addition, the programme contributes to improving their infrastructure and capacity through small investment grants. Complementary to this agenda is the support provided by the programme to the Ethiopian Seed Association (ESA), formally known as the Ethiopian Seed Growers and Processors Association. The ESA has an opportunity and the potential to play an active role in further developing and strengthening the Ethiopian private seed sector. ISSD Ethiopia PSP at a Glance